• Rodney Hood
    G, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Rodney Hood scored 12 points to go with three rebounds and one assist in the Cavs’ Game 6 loss to the Pacers on Friday night.

    Hood was one of three Cavs to score in double-figures, joining LeBron James and Jeff Green who scored 13. Hood had a fine shooting night, knocking down 6-of-12. But when Hood was on the floor, Cleveland was simply getting run off of it and he finished a game-low minus-27. This could be tied to the presence of Lance Stephenson as he appeared to get in Hood’s head during the Pacers’ second half run and Rodney has had some difficulty at the defensive end all series long. Hood only finished with a positive plus/minus once in the series, a plus-one in the Cavs’ Game 2 win. Despite a lot of excitement when Cleveland traded for Hood back in February, he may not be playable for long stretches in Sunday’s huge Game 7.

Fantasy News

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    According to head coach Brad Stevens, Gordon Hayward (fractured left hand) is likely to return to practice on Sunday.

    Stevens had just said that Hayward should be able to return before Christmas, but if he is practicing already then he could be back a week or two before the holidays potentially. It will be interesting to see how the touches shake out when the Celtics have a fully healthy roster.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow (lower back strain) is still questionable heading into tonight's showdown with the Wizards.

    If Winslow were to miss this one a lot of minutes would trickle down to Kendrick Nunn, Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson. Goran Dragić remains out so Jimmy Butler will be getting plenty of play making opportunities if Winslow joins him on the sidelines.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Markieff Morris will miss Friday's matchup vs. the Pacers due to a neck strain.

    Morris has not been a major contributor this season, but his absence will open up more opportunities for Christian Wood to have one of his always impressive big stat lines.

    Source: Rod Beard on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters is dealing with an illness that will keep him out of action when the Heat face the Wizards.

    Waiters will join Goran Dragić on the sidelines, leaving plenty of room for Kendrick Nunn, Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson to get more run against the Wizards. Waiters will keep on waiting for his first appearance on the floor this year.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Damyean Dotson
    SG, New York Knicks

    Damyean Dotson (dislocated left pinky) should be good to go for the Knicks' matchup with the Pacers on Saturday.

    Dotson is no longer on the Knicks' injury report so don't hesitate to have him in your lineup. He is a scoring spark plug at times, and who knows what is about to happen with the Knicks after David Fizdale's firing.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Mike Conley
    PG, Utah Jazz

    Mike Conley is questionable for Saturday's tilt with the Grizzlies as he recovers from a hamstring injury.

    Conley is nearing a return which will likely end whatever boost in production we have been witnessing from Joe Ingles.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors (personal) will remain out on Saturday when the Pelicans face the Mavs.

    With Favors out Jaxson Hayes will have a bigger role to play for the Pelicans, and Kenrich Williams will have some potential to be productive as well.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Mitchell Robinson
    C, New York Knicks

    Shams Chararnia of the Athletic is reporting that the Knicks have promoted assistant coach Mike Miller to the interim head coach position, where he will replace the fired David Fizdale.

    Best of luck to Miller, as turning things around in New York will be no easy task. The Knicks set the bar awfully low thus far, so at least he has that going for him. As for fantasy, the Knicks remain a mess. Mitchell Robinson is a buy-low candidate, Marcus Morris is a sell-high candidate, Julius Randle is an inefficiency monster with plenty of counting stats, and RJ Barrett puts up numbers but needs to round out his free-throw shooting and turnover numbers. This team has a lot to work out so don't bank your season on any of these guys.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Tristan Thompson
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson is questionable to take the floor for Friday's game against the Magic due to an illness.

    The illness is making its way through the Cavs' locker room as Kevin Love is already out for this one. If Thompson can take the floor he will be in for a big DFS night with Love out.

  • Kevin Love
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love (illness) will sit out Friday's game vs. the Magic.

    With Kevin Love out Tristan Thompson would be line for a big night, but he is also questionable for this one. That could mean Larry Nance or Ante Zizic emerge with larger roles tonight.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter